Although Word automatically repeats table headers on new pages that result from automatic page breaks, it does not repeat a header if you insert a manual page break within a table. You saved me …, WOW Boy WOW!!! rtf also looks to setup with multiple grid lines. This video shows you how to solve a problem with the Repeat Header Row function in Microsoft Word. For the first time I came across this issue, and I am thankful to people like you for putting the solutions to problems like these out there for people to find. Thank you for such a simple and effective explanation. A Comment attached to content inside the header row also appears to prevent repeating. You are a life saver, I didnt have any clue how to solve this problem. This has been driving me nuts forever. Thanks a lot!! Insert table, check Options [v] Heading, and [v] Repeat Heading Rows on new pages. We need to enable some formatting Table Properties in Word. I’ve been trying to fix this for 2 hours and now it works! You can check this by selecting the entire table and then, on the Layout tab of the ribbon, clear the Repeat Header Rows tool. You can define explicit page breaks in your report to force header rows to appear on new pages. I wish I had been diverted to your post when i faced the problem. Ditto – you have just saved me a huge amount of wasted time & frustration! It may be that Word perceives two tables where you see only one, and that is why it is not adding your headers to the end of the table. “Thereâs one more (at least one) method worth checking: select whole table (by clicking on itâs handle in upper-left corner), then in table properties UNCHECK header row repeating. Many web sites, many different solutions…. Thank You!!! Thank you so much. simply wont repeat. Thanks for the Tip! For me, to get the header row to repeat, in Table Properties, at the top where is displays Row, it showed nothing for the number of rows. Cannot thank you enough for this tip. omg how weird, but you made my table header reappear! I run into this problem frequently and it is so frustrating. 2. Very helpful tip! Don't Work with Nested Tables This is a CLASSIC ADVICE. :-). This worked for me – very much appreciate the tip! I wonder how in my case the word wrap came to not be selected as none. This step is the most critical: Note the box entitled “Repeat as Header…” It may be checked, shaded blue, or blank. As soon as I changed it to None, I could select the header row independently of the preceding paragraph marker AND the header row repeated as it should. Thank you soooo much for being so helpful and devoted to helping others save time xxx. Thanks so much. This information was not available in Word help. âSelect whole table (by clicking on itâs handle in upper-left corner), then in table properties UNCHECK header row repeating. hello, like you all, I also had the same problem for quite a long time and here are some hints that I found it works to share: Thank you! such a great help. I just battled with that for an hour before finding your tip! While I could have always recreated the table, this gives me a permanent solution to the problem :). Thanks so much – have just spent far too long trying to sort this out. Hallelujah! Or, you can use this approach: In the table, right-click in the row that you want to repeat, and then click Table Properties. You legend! This saved me a great deal of frustration! I don’t think I would have figured this out! So weird. However, due to the size of the table, this is a half-hour process. I owe you a drink of your choice. Forget about the Table properties menu. I followed so many complicated instructions, and this one only took one click, and actually worked! This is the only thing that worked for me. OMG – thank you – it was driving me crazy! Thx a lot. 1. Thank you for this tip because I tried everything else and this worked. I was trying to figure this out on my own, but no luck for hours. Fixed the problem immediately. I was getting very frustrated and looked online and found your solution. The form does not repeat the header from page 2 onwards even after these settings. Thank you so much for this tip, it has been bothering me for years and I would never have figured this out on my own! My table had merged cells in it. You now have one table with headers on every page. Brilliant! And to think, this was posted five years ago and is STILL a problem with the table function, and this solution still works. OMG. This turned out to be the problem in my document as well, now fixed. Really grateful for the tip. Finally the frustration is over!! I will pass the word. This just fixed a problem I was having too:). really Considering how long this has been going on, you would think they would have fixed it by now! Not even sure if I would have figured this out on my own without random testing! Thanks for the tip. You’ve solved a problem I’ve run into several times over the years – leaving a sad trail of headless tables on 2nd pages. Thank you. turning off text wrapping worked. strange but true…. Oh my god, you have literally saved my life. Fixed the problem straightaway, I would never have worked this out. Merci beaucoup. Thanks a lot for commenting this…, Thank you! Kudos. Not always a good option, but sometimes it’s easier than trying to figure out what went wrong. Thank you for this! Had been racking my brain on this one.. Thank you very much, the problem just get solved instantly… I have been looking at everywhere incl. This was driving me mad! Worked for me. I, too, noticed the paragraph symbol being grabbed when I highlighted the row and figured that was the problem. Please accept my gratitute! 1. Repeat Headers has been frustrating me for years. It MUST be blank, so rotate through the check/uncheck process and leave it BLANK. This blog post addresses the times when it doesn’t work. You saved me so much to get this fixed! I consider myself good with Word, but I couldn’t figure this one out! Two technical authors and I were trying to resolve this issue without success, I then found this post. My boss was going to kill me, chop me up and feed me to his dogs if I didn’t get this working. This one is still a winner! Thank you so much. It worked wonderfully. The table had been set up with Text Wrapping turned on (Around). Worked like a charm–such an easy solution to a problem that was driving me mad! Thank you. Thank you a gazillion times! Word allows for repeating rows to act as headers, but Craig would like to have headers on pages after the first page have the word "Continued" or some other indication in the table name. What version of Word are you using? 3- Create a new document That was the real solution! Try some of these possible solutions: https://cybertext.wordpress.com/2014/09/18/word-table-or-table-row-goes-to-next-page/. Changed my life! Hi Lal — your method is the standard one, but when that doesn’t work, the reason is usually the wrapping setting. Great solution to a problem that was driving me mad. Problem solved! The advice below, posted by “g” on 9/28/2011 at 4:07pm, is the only solution that worked for me in Word 2007. I wanted to tell you how grateful I am for the time and effort you took to document this problem and the solution. Does Microsoft ever read these forums and seek to implement solutions? Thank you so much!!!! I’ve looked at so many forums, and nobody came up with this solution. This has been driving me crazy!!! But your row of column headings is only at the top of the first page. This information excellent thank you so much. You are my hero!!!!! You need to choose ‘none’ Vijjy – India, Roger, i figured out this solution myself after playing with the table for almost 3 months on and off. it works on word 2013 as well. Imagine this: You're making a table in Word. Microsoft Word tip: repeating a table row as a header. Mahalo! Thank you so much. Thank you! sangat membantu…Terimakasih Banyak Ilmuinya…. Ditto! But if you don't care which row ends up onto a new page, then the "repeat as header row" option works. This was a HUGE HUGE help! Was stuck with this issue for couple of hours and your tip is such a relief! The icon Repeat Header Rows was selected for every row. Then it’s solved, thanks a bunch. Wow! Which is a good thing because it keeps the heading with the table, but needs to be turned off to fix the issue first. Thanks! Big help, thankyou. it works for me right in the first try. For whatever reason, where the normal option fails to work this button some how fixes the table and makes the header row repeat across pages. ^^^^ This solution from (g) is the only one that worked for me. Unfortunately we all suffer now because nearly every organisation uses Word. You fixed the problem for me!! I consider myself a little expert in table related formatting but this oversight about text-wrapping of table frustrated me. Worked a treat! Most of the issues with Repeating Table Headers in Word seems to be an issue with how SSRS renders to Word. Thank you so much from another infinitely frustrated Word user. I was so frustrated — thank so much. Bravo … you solved it. What a weird thing to cause repeat header not work. :-), Wow this worked for me too – you would think word would give a warning when you select “Repeat as header…” that it won’t repeat because…. Have been trying to fix this for an hour now as my assignment is due in four hours! Very grateful – this has been a frustration to me for ages – wonderful to have the riddle solved. 8- Go to your new document and copy the table (see step 2) Word does not repeat header rows on page two and greater, although you set the RepeatOnNewPage property of the static header row in a tablix (table, matrix, or list) to True. this worked perfectly for me and I doubt that I would have figured it out on my own. 3. Changed the text wrapping to NONE — Pam. I echo everyone’s sentiment here :) Thank you so much! Whatever I do on the table properties, the header won’t repeat. Solved my frustration too, wish I came here before trying office.com! Thank you so much! For whatever reason, where the normal option fails to work this button some how fixes the table and makes the header row repeat across pages. The property's checkbox is on. Just had this problem the other day. My issue was from copying a set of cells from Excel in to Word, which spanned approx 10 pages. :). I mean – if text wrapping stuffs up repeating header row, why not advise user of this problem when the user is selecting that option?? Roger, nothing else worked. What a headache! It’s clear many others have had this problem & we are grateful to you for posting this tip. Word 2013 & 2016 – Table ‘repeat header row’ not working, How to convert to MP4 and compress videos, http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/office/forum/office_2007-word/repeat-header-row-at-the-top-of-each-page-does-not/27761a7b-fac9-4b54-a4f1-15ec80694a10?auth=1, Word 2016 – How to keep whole table together on one page, Excel 2016 – How to force force value in formula, How to calculate percent of total using Microsoft Excel, Excel – How to calculate days until, between or after dates, Word 2016 – Fix random list items indented, [SOLVED] How to fix Google Chrome flagging FileZilla as malware/virus. Wrapped the above 2 subforms in a main subform and changed the accessibility to 'Table' Attached is the screenshots for properties of Table subform and body subform. thank you! Thank you! it worked! Text wrapping was the issue. at the top of the Window, under under ‘TABLE TOOLS’ open the ‘LAYOUT’ tab, click on the ‘Repeat Header Rows’ button. Thank You so much, working on a requirements document and using a table lifted from another doc. Note that if you use multiple rows as a header, the selected rows must be contiguous. Don’t you just love the internet. solved my problem which was so much time consuming. When a Word table spans two or more pages, you often want the table headings, which identify the data in each column, to repeat at the top of each page. Given that this “feechur” has existed for so long (5 years and counting) I presume Micro$oft has consided it “Working as Designed”. Thank you so much! Just fixed the stupid thing!!!!! Text Wrapping was my problem!!! You saved the day!!! 8. Hi-light (select) Row 2, the right-click in Row 2, and select "Split Table". 5 years on and this solution still rocks…cheers. Contact me to claim this anytime you are in London. so I used the cut and paste into another doc, fixed the issue and then repasted int old doc. You just saved me many hours of “dumb searching” & time; I will gladly buy you a cuppa java; have one on me too! I would never have known to look for that. Worked for me and stopped me fiddling around with my document any longer. Just got snagged on this issue. It worked for me. I followed your instructions and it worked fine! Open the file to be printed in WordPerfect. No matter how long a person has used Word (in my case over 20 years) there is always a “trick” that can help. I am so grateful to find this solution, I have been working on this issue for days! Perfect. Thank you very much, this website help me so much, Holy crap, I have been fighting this ALL day. It worked for me. Another weird word bug? Also, once I put the table back into my doc, I merged the cells back like they were before. Try to select your table by clicking on its handle in the upper left corner — if this results in only the top rows of your table being selected, then you actually have two tables not one. To work around this issue follow these steps: 1. thanks a lot. 2) Select JUST the header row you want to repeat and check the repeat as header row at top of each page for just the row you want repeated using table->properties->row tab. What do the US, Liberia and Burma have in common? ( Log Out / thank you!! Thank you! This just worked for me, thanks for the advice. Hard to believe that 10 years later this problem can still exist. This is terrific. Thanks for your tip – I’ve never had the problem before today. Notify me via e-mail if anyone answers my comment. It was resolved by turnning off the text arapping to none for a word document. Under Table Tools, on the Layout tab, in the Data group, click Repeat Header Rows. later. Roger, many thanks – the other fixes above didn’t work with my doc, but your process did – thanks so much :), Roger, thanks a lot. I truly appreciate your help! Incredible! This does not make sense and I never would have figured it out. i really appreciate you taking the time to share this piece of advice. If you can’t get some of the right-click actions, either your installation of Word has been locked down in a corporate environment, or you may need to close and re-open Word to see if that ‘clears’ it. However this did not resolve my issue, so I’ll pass along what i did to resolve it. ‘Header row won’t repeat revisited’ for another reason why. You got my vote for Nobel Peace Prize. Now the header rows have been repeated in each page. Why did I not know this already :D. Yay! Done. Wasn’t exactly how I wanted the formatting to turn out, but I adjusted so I had the row I wanted as a repeating header. Many, many thanks. Fantastic advice. Many thanks. If you change a table header on the first page, the header changes on all other pages also. Thank you so much! THANK YOU! When using tables in a Word document, keep them as simple as possible. Thanks so much! Thanks a ton! Awesome…many thanks! Back to table â select 1st row only and in table properties CHECK header row repeating.”. Thanks. Just tried this in Word 2016 (full patched) and worked! I have always had this problem and have never been able to find a solution. Repeat table header rows with Table Properties 1. For some reason, the table properties way is not working. This problem kept me from finishing the document that I was working on. THANK YOU!!! Seems strange to me — if you have a table that goes on to a new page, then surely repeating the header row should be totally independent of any text wrapping. AWESOME!!!! thanks a lot for this easy solution, i spent hours trying to figure out what is wrong. Word allows for repeating rows to act as headers, but Craig would like the headers which appear on pages after the first page to have the word "Continued" or some other indication in the table name. you could also check if the table is split anywhere – unsplit it, that might work, did for me. Under the Table Tools/Layout tab click Repeat Header Rows. So very helpful! With your info, fixed in 10 seconds! Thank you – my header row wouldn’t repeat for yet another reason, and this post and the comment from Natalie Grimm led me to that reason. when I c&p teh table to a new document it was fine…, The below method worked for me when none of the others would and it was so much easier too. To start repeating the header rows, do one of the following: a) Position your cursor on the last cell of a column/row and then press and keep hold down the Tab key to insert more rows, or b) Fill the content in the table below the header/headings of a table as much as you want when the current page fills and then automatically starts the header of the table on the next page or, Years later,this tip has really come in handy i had been struggling with the thing for a few minutes.thank you very much. Thank you. Thank You! Relief – thank you! Works (for me at least) when this solution doesn’t help (probably some other problem -large table c&p from other document with merged cells – c&p into wordpad and back as other solutions suggest ends up with total mess). Another thankyou, like others I wasted time trying to fix this. Thankyou so much for making this post !! Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I struggled for months if not years; after reading this, all is well.. Another option (from the 491st comment on this post [A Nezlin, 27 Jun 2019]—I’ve added it here so it doesn’t get missed): Another tip for when nothing else works—you may want to cancel ‘Preferred width’ in the Table Properties, for the Table, Column and Cell tabs and/or ‘referred Height’ for the Row tab as one or all those properties may be keeping the formatting and preventing the header row from repeating. I does no longer work, at least on my laptop. I never would have figured that out! You should only use a table when it's necessary to convey relationships between pieces of data, and not for layout purposes. Turning off text wrapping fixed my problem. Thanks so much for this – really helpful!! Thank you so much!!!! It's pretty long, over a page. This helps those using screen readers to make sense of the data contained in a table. WordPerfect X9 :Table Header Row not printing correctly on 2nd and subsequent pages . This is one frustrating issue which MS is yet to fix. 1)select the entire table, remove check mark to the “repeat header for all rows” by going to table->properties->row (you can also reach it in table layout tab on top ribbon). thanks a lot ………was trying since long but saved precious time. Thank you very much. Thanks for the help! it saved a hell lot of time. After looking at some regular user Word forum posts, where people were manually trying to repeat headers, and other people were replying to Uncheck "Heading Rows Repeat" and then recheck it to get it to work, I decided to try something similar for my situation programmatically. Thank you so much! When I checked my table properties “None” was selected, but the box on the Row Tab for “Repeat as header row at the top of each page was grayed out.” I read through all the tips here and sure enough, I found the solution. 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